In memory of
James M. "Jim" Clements
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In memory of
James M. "Jim" Clements
James "Jim" M. Clements Abilene, TX James "Jim" Maurice Clements, 80, of Abilene, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope, 3349 North 12th Street, with Reverend Paul Matta officiating. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Abilene Funeral Home. Mr. Clements was born December 12, 1936, in Houston, Texas to Bernisne Genero and Elizabeth Wade Trostman Clements. Jim was the epitome of a man who was a good provider, great father, grandfather, friend and a sweet and loving husband. Mr. Clements graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas and started attending college in Oklahoma soon after. When his father passed, Jim decided to leave college and come back home to help his mother take care of his sibling. He dedicated over 30 years of his life to Hughes Tool Company starting in the personnel and transportation department at Houston. They soon made him a field salesman, relocating him to Abilene. Next thing you know, Jim was made Sales Supervisor. He was well known in the oilfield all over the Big Country. Jim also worked five years as a Correctional Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before retiring. Mrs. Clements was the world to him, sharing 57 wonderful years together and making sure to live life to the fullest. His kind soul, wisdom and strength, while battling and defeating cancer, made each and everyone of us proud. He courageously never let the chemotherapy hold him back. James would still go hunting with his friend Gary, enjoyed crossword puzzles, correcting our grammar or teaching us a lesson on life ( the look on his face when we would say "Huh?"). He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, coached his daughters softball team for 7 years and was always willing to help anyone in need. Jim loved being outdoors and participating in the community. Always learning and moving, making sure he walked his two miles daily. We all know he would be telling us not to cry or be sad, to be strong and cherish the moments we all shared. He made us a tough bunch and we will be strong and take care of his beloved wife. With the love he has shown us, we can never say goodbye but instead "until we meet again dear husband, father, grandfather and friend." Survivors include his loving wife Hazel Lorean Roark Clements; a daughter, Janis Kay Clements of Lexington, Texas; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Clements-Ladesma of Hempstead, Texas; five grandchildren, Shon Richey of Round Top, Texas, Courtney Ward of Hobbs, New Mexico, Christi Dinsmore, Kirtis Ward and Lindsey Ward Martinez, all of Austin, Texas; one sister-in-law, Vivian Clements; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Clements was preceded in death by his parents, Bernisne and Elizabeth Clements; two daughters, Ginger Dinsmore and Judy Carter; and three brothers, Albert B. Clements, William Ora Cecil Clements and David Harry Clements. Online condolences and guest book may be signed at
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